Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
By John Boyle OReilly
(Irish-born American journalist, 18441890)
|THE THIRSTY of soul soon learn to know|
|The moistureless froth of the social show,|
|The vulgar sham of the pompous feast|
|Where the heaviest purse is the highest priest;|
|The organized charity, scrimped and iced,|| 5|
|In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.|